Diversity Dialogues: Recommended Reading

One way to learn more is to read more. The following books have been recommended by our Diversity Dialogue speakers.

Recommended by Mike Robbins, speaker at the April 19, 2018 Diversity Dialogue, Authenticity at Work:

  • Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
  • The Way Were Working Isnt Working by Tony Schwartz
  • Radical Candor by Kim Scott
  • Peak by Chip Conley

Recommended by Anthony Peterson, speaker at the February 6, 2018 Diversity Dialogue, Truths About Race:

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach by Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey 
  • The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America by  Joseph L. Graves, Jr.
  • Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
  • The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
  • The White Man’s Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States by Winthrop D. Jordan.
  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki
  • Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Exploring Issues of Racial Diversity on Protestant College Campuses by George Yancey

Recommended by Professor Stephanie Burt, speaker at the November 9, 2017 Diversity Dialogue, Stories for Change:

  • She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More by Janet Mock
  • Nevada by Imogen Binnie
  • Balls: It Takes Some to Get Some by Chris Edwards